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By Sports Digest | June 23, 2010
Pro football Ex-Stallions owner Speros gets Virginia team in UFL Virginia businessman Jim Speros, who was founding owner of the Baltimore Stallions of the Canadian Football League, is the owner of a provisional Tidewater franchise of the United Football League that will begin play next year, the league announced Monday. Former Washington Redskins quarterback Doug Williams will be the general manager. The franchise, which will be based in Norfolk, will be the UFL's sixth, joining the Florida Tuskers, Hartford Colonials, Las Vegas Locomotives, Omaha Nighthawks and Sacramento Mountain Lions.
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By Sports Digest | June 23, 2010
Pro football Ex-Stallions owner Speros gets Virginia team in UFL Virginia businessman Jim Speros, who was founding owner of the Baltimore Stallions of the Canadian Football League, is the owner of a provisional Tidewater franchise of the United Football League that will begin play next year, the league announced Monday. Former Washington Redskins quarterback Doug Williams will be the general manager. The franchise, which will be based in Norfolk, will be the UFL's sixth, joining the Florida Tuskers, Hartford Colonials, Las Vegas Locomotives, Omaha Nighthawks and Sacramento Mountain Lions.
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By Gregg Doyel | June 25, 1995
MIAMI -- The Baltimore Football Club will sound less like a conglomerate and more like a sports team by its home opener on July 8.Owner Jim Speros said last night he would give the franchise a nickname but is holding off on the announcement."
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August 3, 1994
Baltimore's nameless Canadian Football League team was to make what may amount to a last stand for its chosen name today in a Chicago courtroom.Attorneys for the franchise were to try to persuade a panel of U.S. Court of Appeals judges to throw out a court order issued last month by an Indianapolis federal judge.The injunction, sought by the NFL, temporarily barred the CFL team from calling itself the Baltimore CFL Colts or any similar-sounding name likely to be confused with the NFL's Indianapolis Colts.
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By Jon Morgan | June 23, 1994
A federal judge in Indianapolis is scheduled to hear arguments today in the NFL's trademark infringement suit against the CFL Colts.The NFL has requested a court order barring the Baltimore club from using the name until the matter is settled at trial. The hearing begins at 9 a.m."Regardless of what happens [at today's hearing] we are going to appeal and do everything it takes," Colts owner Jim Speros said at a news conference at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.Speros has said he has asked the CFL to black out televised games on ESPN2 in Indiana this season.
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By Ken Murray | January 14, 1994
Jim Speros met with Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke yesterday and said he moved closer to a lease agreement to put a Canadian Football League team in Memorial Stadium next summer.Clint Coleman, press secretary for Schmoke, said the mayor characterized the session as a "good meeting," although no decisions were made.Speros, a Potomac, Md., native who wants to put a CFL expansion team in Baltimore, said he anticipated a decision shortly. "The mayor was very encouraging," Speros said. "He pointed out a number of issues that have to get resolved with the lease, and we'll be working on that over the weekend to get it finished."
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By Ken Murray | August 25, 1994
The John Unitas plaque is headed back to the main concourse at Memorial Stadium.Baltimore CFLs owner Jim Speros said yesterday that he will move the plaque that honors the Baltimore Colts Hall of Fame quarterback from the team's lobby entrance to its former spot in the concourse."
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | February 2, 1996
MONTREAL -- It appears Canadian Football League owners will vote today to approve the Baltimore Stallions' move to Montreal. Although there are no demonstrations of zealous support and there are expressed doubts, it appears the city is willing to give owner Jim Speros and his team a chance."
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Staff Writer Staff writer Ken Rosenthal contributed to this story | January 13, 1994
The clock is running on Jim Speros' bid to put a Canadian Football League team in Memorial Stadium next summer. Can the Potomac, Md., native wait for a lease until the Maryland Stadium Authority's 60-day NFL reprieve expires in mid-February?The answer from the CFL yesterday was no."There is no date written down anywhere in the league constitution," said John Tory, chairman of the CFL board of governors. "But the practicalities are such that we can't afford to have it go much beyond the end of January.
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By Kevin Eck and Kevin Eck,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | February 6, 1996
The Special Teamers weren't feeling very special yesterday.Ten members of the volunteer group that organized the Save Our Stallions season-ticket drive were left sitting in the lobby at Memorial Stadium, shut out of Stallions owner Jim Speros' final local news conference before departing for Montreal.The Special Teamers, who had attended all the Stallions' previous news conferences, were told they were not welcome because of negative comments some of them made in Saturday's editions of The Sun in regard to the team's move.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | February 2, 1996
The Baltimore Stallions, on the verge of moving to a new Canadian Football League home in Montreal, could be accompanied by a new coach next season.Coach Don Matthews, who has a year left on his contract with the Stallions and yesterday easily won his second straight CFL Coach of the Year award, could end up coaching the Toronto Argonauts.Matthews, who did not return phone calls yesterday, has talked periodically with Argonauts officials since guiding the Stallions to the Grey Cup title last fall.
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